July 28, 2017

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

the hunger gamesYesterday I did 2 things I haven’t done in a while. The first was to read a whole book (no skimming) in a day, the second to stay up til gone 2am reading because I just couldn’t put the book down.

The book in question is Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, and I’m so glad I read it before seeing the film.

The Hunger Games is the first of a trilogy of books aimed at the young adult market. It’s set in a post-WW3 world divided into 12 districts all ruled by the Capitol. Each district has a specific job (food, coal etc), and there’s almost no communication between districts. To keep every one in check the Capitol organises a reality TV show each year where 2 teenagers from each district battle to the death in The Hunger Games.

This book takes us through a hunger game, and it’s fascinating – I can’t wait to read the next two. We spend the whole book with Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen from District 12. Through her we see the insanity of the Games, and also learn about the lives of people in the different districts.

I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and the way it was told. It’s a very well-executed piece of writing, all the dots line up and things keep popping back in. A great read.

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